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CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am EST
for seniors. guest: first, the $716 billion worth of cuts from medicare. senior citizens, they like to say they have paid into the system all in their adult life. but the fact is, you cut $716 billion out of medicare, you add a 30 million new customers, you have 10,000 baby boomers retire in daily. the numbers do add up. i think senior is backedin 2009, senior citizens were opposed to the bill back then. people were talking about who had read it and who had not read it. the speaker of the house of the times said, we have to pass it to see what is in it. i think seniors were the only ones to read it. this of the cuts on the horizon. i think we're going to start seeing rationing if we are not already. host: in a news release put out by the 60 plus association after the election, you are quoted as saying -- talk to me about the plans. what is it you want to do in the days of the lame-duck part of congress. is there anything you can do? will you be lobbying members of congress, some of whom may not of backedin january? guest: besides health care, you touched on a couple of things. energy indep
FOX News
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
it for the country, but only if democrats are willing to make reforms on entitledment programs, medicare and medicaid and social security. that is big if. good morning, hope your turkey was great. martha: good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. you've got this. congressman peter king and now senator bob corker say they will ignore the decades old pledge that was signed by 241 house members and senators. he says he believes it is a huge game-changer. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt the only pledge we should make to each other is to avoid becoming greece. republicans should put revenue on the table. we're this far in debt. we don't generate enough revenue. capping deductions will help generate revenue. raising tack rates will hurt job creation. bill: this is the heart of the matter. stuart varney, host of "varney & company". morning to you, sir? >> this is a real shift. one of the two sides had some movement in their position on the tax side of the debate. that side is the republican side. as you heard there from senator lindsey graham, other, and other republican, they are now prepared to a
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 8:00am PST
is not raising taxes. what will make us greece is not fixing medicare, medicaid and social security. jon: white house press secretary jay carney says president obama will not give on extending current tax rates on wealthy americans. on entitlements carney says the president is open to changes except when it comes to social security. >> the president has long made clear that he is open to discussions about strengthening social security as part of a separate track. jon: so is the u.s. economy heading for a plunge over the fiscal cliff? with us now, associate editor and columnist for "the hill", a.b. stoddard. so what are the folks that you cover there on capitol hill, what are they saying about the prospects here? >> well, in the last 10 days it starts to sound more and more like democrats don't really have a problem with going over the slope or the cliff. they won't really admit that but it seems that they're not working so hard to stop it. you see the white house trying to tell americans that there is going to be such a steep tax increase on the middle class that it could affect consumer spendi
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
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PBS
Nov 28, 2012 12:00am PST
on social security and medicare benefits. corker joined several republican senators and house members who have suggested they might abandon a longstanding pledge not to raise taxes. but the author of that pledge, conservative lobbyist grover nor quist, played down any hint he's losing influence. he called it, quote, a complete media-created frenzy. on the left, democratic senator dick durbin of illinois urged liberal groups to give way on their opposition to changes in medicare and medicaid. >> we cannot standby on the side lines in denial that this is ever going to engage us in the things that we value. we can't be so naive to believe that just taxing the rich is going to solve our problems. wlook to reform and change that is significant, that preserves many of the values and programs that brought us to political life. >> brown: for his part senate page ontario leader harry reid declared himself extremely hopeful even as the end of the year and the end of the current congress rapidly approach. as this debate has unfolded we've been sample ago variety of voices of on what should be done.
FOX Business
Nov 26, 2012 11:00am EST
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FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 2:00pm PST
the president said in 2010. >> the major driver of the long-term liabilities is medicare, medicaid and healthcare spending. nothing comes close. social security we could probably fix the same way tip o'neil and ronald reagan sat down together and we could figure something out. that is manageable. medicare and medicaid, massive problems down the road. that's where, that is what our children have to worry about. >> dana: here we are, two years later and still no plan. on the left in congress refusing to deal with that simple reality. vermont senator bernie sanders caucuses with the democrats. take a listen. >> i get nervous when i hear the president and others continue to talk about quote/unquote, entitlement reform. which is just another cut for medicaid and medicare and social security. >> eric: brian, start with you, today. >> dana: you look surprised. >> brian: i am. yet honored. >> dana: do you think they are closer to a deal? after thanksgiving people get back to work. >> brian: i was encouraged when i pick up the papered president is working with people. but then i pick up the
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
to raise the retirement age of medicare, might fold parts of medicare into one, so you can get efficiencies. that will be on the table. there's going to be cuts. and i don't think it's a mystery about how big the tax increase is going to be. john boehner says 800 billion, the president puts down a $1.6 trillion marker. doesn't take einstein to figure out you get $1.2 trillion. to me, that's going to be the size of the tax increase. you have warren buffett on later today. i think his op-ed in the "new york times" is one of three live options for how you get there. a flat minimum tax for rich people or some cap on deductions, which i think is going to becoming increasingly appealing to lawmakers as they try to solve this or flat out increasing the rates, which is a non-starter for a lot of republicans. i think you're going to see a slightly higher rate with some kind of cap on deductions or alternative minimum tax for rich people. >> a combination of those two. we've got a lot more to talk about with you. monday night football highlights the eagles showing they don't need michael vick to lose
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
dick durbin says medicare and medicaid are fair game in deficit negotiations, but insist social security should be left alone. >> social security does not add one penny to our debt, not a penny. it's a separate funded operation, and we can do things, and i believe we should now, smaller things, played out over the long term that gives it solvency. medicare is another story. only 12 years of solvency lie ahead if we do nothing. so those who say don't touch it, don't change it are ignoring the obvious. >> despite showing willingness for reform -- >> can we talk about that for a second? >> i don't want to repeat what you said. >> it's bull hockey. >> that's not what you said. >> this whole thing has been a complete farce for years. there's no trust fund. they raided that a long time ago. but the bigger point, i will because you know what? my heart has grown like the grinch's since thanksgiving. i have so much to be thankful for. >> it's been growing ever since election day, basically. >> so i'm going to be kind. first of all, senator durbin deserves respect on this front because he
FOX Business
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
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FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
" editorial who wrote "the actual liabilities of the federal government including social security, medicare and federal employees future retirement benefit exceed $86 trillion." the second ranking senate democrat is for addressing entitlements but not now. >> medicare and medicaid insure one-third of all americans. they represent about 20% of our budget. and they are a real challenge to us. because untouched unamended medicare will run out of money in 12 years. that is scary. >> though as the negotiations continue, durbin does suggest that obamacare is on the table. >> the only perfect law i know was carried down mountain on a stone tablet by senator moses. everyone else has define their very best to write a good law and realizes oaf time changes have to be made. i'm open to whatever, you know, elements we need to reconsider there. but i think we have the right starting point. >> much of the anxiety in washington seems to be over not knowing the details of the president and speaker boehner's negotiations. lawmakers on both sides suggest it could be a good thing. they are talking to each oth
PBS
Nov 26, 2012 4:30pm PST
's most popular programs. >> medicare is clearly in the gunsights. >> reporter: it's possible congress and the president could agree to save $300 to $400 billion from medicare by cutting fees for doctors and hospitals. but analysts worry slashing payments won't make the health care system more efficient. >> this is not really a way to structurally change medicare and if you don't change the underlying incentives, you don't get long-term savings. >> reporter: progressives at the center for american progress say the government could save close to $150 billion by squeezing the prices the government pays for drugs. but many of the president's allies reject the idea of aggressively raising co-payments for patients. and they also consider benefits based on a patient's financial situation a risky idea. >> if people want to ask the wealthy to pay more, the time to ask them to pay more is when they can afford it, which is to say when they are working, not when they are retired. so they way to do that is to ask them to pay a little bit more in taxes. >> reporter: the president and congressional
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 9:00am PST
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FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
up 800 billion in new revenue and overhaul the tax system and changes to medicare and that's why the republicans are asking the democrats to come in and explain your deal. this plan was hatched in 2010 and everyone walked away from it and now they call bowles back up? it is late. this is what the american people are upset about. nothing gets done. >> steve: we are a month from the cliff. >> gretchen: we could have avoided the cliff if they used the plan as a starting point. americans are upset nothing gets done. >> brian: norquist is the bad guy. you should walk away from grover norquest. he said you have enough money on capitol hill and stop asking us . he's been a watch dog on our money so whether you are democrat or republican you should salute him. he warned you in the past that people who walked away from the no new taxes paid a price. >> remember the gang of 6. three of the people that you mentioned spent eight months in the room with democrats, pretending to negotiate tax increases for entitlement reform . after a while coburn had to admit they were offered nothing but tax
FOX News
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
us greece is not fixing medicare and medicaid and social security. in about 30 years, medicare and medicaid alone will consume all the revenue coming in taxes. these are unsustainable entitlement programs. they have to be reformed to save the program and to keep the country from going into a greek-like status. there's $8.6 trillion of unfunded liability in social security. to make it soment for the next 75 years, you'd have to put $8 trillion in the bank today. for medicare, it's three times that. so if you don't reform entitlements, then you're never going to avoid becoming greece. >> greta: all right. is there any appetite for reform? we're sort of in a situation, post-election, democrats have the wind behind their back, the president does on this. is there any appetite for this or is it going to be a bloodbath? >> a lot of democrats understand that medicare -- social security runs out of money in 2033. medicare runs out of money in 2024. so these programs literally go bankrupt. if you want to save them, you have to restructure them. younger people need to work longer. me and
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
don't need to do anything with it now. maybe we can if i had al little bit with medicare but these are points very difficult -- >> if you take medicare and medicaid off the table, then you got to do it three ways. you got to have entitlement reform, increased revenues, it seems and almost everybody says this and economic growth. >> correct. exactly right. you country have a deal if you don't have medicare at least on the table and probably medicare and social security. and frankly, you're not going to get a deal on those this year anyway. the sometime too short. this has to be something that comes around next year. >> what's wrong with the idea that wealthy beneficiaries of medicare, i am seven years away from taking it. >> don't look like it. >> thank you, man. we shouldn't have to pay more. shouldn't i? >> i think there's some truth to it that part a of medicare, the catastrophic coverage is free, if you will. we pay for it during our lives and don't pay anymore after we are retired. simpson boles suggested that, have wealthy people pay for some of that coverage? >> mak
FOX Business
Nov 23, 2012 1:00pm EST
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FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
to social security and medicare. any common ground? >> shep, in public, it does not sound like it. top republican leaders say if you want to avoid the fiscal cliff, you need to address the drivers of our debt. >> we know that the only way we can solve our long-term debt and deficit problem is to fix the unsustainable growth rates of our very popular entitlement programs. the president has from time to time indicated an openness to that. now is the time to actually do it. >> 42 business groups sent a letter to leaders of congress asking them to do tax reform to lower tax rates and also address entitlement reforms. >> shepard: democrats say they want more revenue, more taxes here. what about entitlement changes? >> well, any time you start talking about tweaking these programs, there are groups in washington around the country that mobilize to try and stop cuts. the number two senate democrat, dick durbin, says he'd be open to look at entitlements, but not part of the fiscal cliff talks. here is the senate majority leader's view. >> at the meeting we had that i mentioned with president a
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 1:00am EST
he calls painful topics, including medicare and medicaid. he was at the center for american progress for about 45 minutes. >> good morning, everyone. thank you for being here. i am the president of the center for american progress. we are thrilled to have senator durbin here today to talk about his views on the fiscal cliff. as we engage in this debate, i wanted to lay out a few principles that are critical as washington becomes obsessed with this set of issues. the elections have consequences. at c.a.p., we have argued that the issues that are really framing the fiscal debate and fiscal cliff were ones that were litigated in the election context. the president did not have one set of conversations before november and a second set now. there was a thread going through the debate that the country was having and that thread was around having a balanced plan to address america's fiscal challenges. there are serious fiscal challenges that we do need long term -- deficit reduction -- that is important to america's credibility. it is important for america's economy and economic growth. tha
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
on the left on social security or medicare, then you get people getting nervous. the markets get service, the markets sell off, we have a problem. if we go into january and there's the basic broad outlines of a deal that we can retroactively fix some of these tax rates, extend unemployment benefits, if that is the general tenor of things going into december we'll be fine and we'll get a deal in january and go ahead. but if it's more of the same politics as usual, you're going to see spending get cut down. people are going to get nervous and businesses are concerned about the long-term outlook. >> let me bring back eamon on that point. do the markets care when you see the ceos and some of the wealthier people, including warren buffett today in the "times" saying, look, we have got to raise revenues by raising some taxes on wealthy individuals. we saw that from both buffet and radner, very prom negligent well-known financiers but ultimately endorsing what sounds like the obama position. do the markets look to those steps the way we do in politics and say this is more likely to get done or
FOX Business
Nov 27, 2012 9:20am EST
to talk about social security, medicare, medicaid in any sense of the word. stuart: i just got numbers from medicare trustees. we have to pay out for medicare 42 trillion dollars in the future. we don't have that money. that's the unfunded liability of medicare. and the democrats won't go anywhere near cutting it or reforming it and so far we've not really heard from the republicans, what they would do with it. >> when you heard from paul ryan during the campaign again, he had no back-up. you have to sell these policies to people. you have to explain them in a way that resonates and they can see my daily life looks like this, this is how it is going to be impacted, this is how my children and grandchildren are going to be impacted. these government programs are not going to be here unless there's reform. stuart: can you get elected if you say i'm taking this away? >> i think you can get elected if you articulate it properly, do the outreach, do the marketing. the republican party did not take marketing 101. charles: ryan and romney seemed intimidated about saying we may take away your
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
companies to pay higher rebates to drugs for people who are on medicare and medicaid. he reforms the medicap wraparound insurance plan. right now medicare is essentially indirectly subsidizing those plans. so the president actually has substantial savings, not only in health care, but in many other areas. for example he eliminates a lot of the excessive agriculture subsidies. so the president's plan does have that balance of cuts, and revenue. >> interesting that you bring up health care because eric cantor, something we heard from speaker boehner, he would like obama care to be back on the table. i mean, democrats say, look, this is how we squeezed out -- we squeezed money from medicare. but the republicans are saying no put that back on the table. this is what he said. >> if the president is serious about joining us and fixing the problem, he ought to be putting obama care on the table. there's no question in my mind, that is the largest expansion of government programs -- >> can you say at the moment that that's being talked about? >> all i can say is the president has got to get serious
FOX Business
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm EST
that theo personalty not policy, let's talk about the issue, is medicare going bankrupt or not, senator dirk durban saying we have to tackle medicare or it will be bankrupt in 12 years. let's talk about that instead of norquist, he is one of the most selfless guys in politics. you know this is a reagannesque parts of the soul of the republican party, if some want to break their own pledge to voters not to raise taxes they can do that and be account able. lou: there is not a reagan nesque figure in the republican party right now who is the intellectual leader right now? what group of the republican party? the governors? >> kelly ann is right, governors, there are 38 republican governors, there will be after the first of the year. we'll see who emerges. lou: striking you are not hearing speaker boehner or mitch mcconnell. >> when have congressional leaders been major lead irs of their party, they are wheel ordealers. >> politics abhors a vacuum. lou: governors are nation -- >> but, several are chief executives. i want to stick up for mcconnell and boehner, they are playing hand theying dealt,
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 4:00am EST
and cutting on programs like medicare. but both sides saying they're willing to compromise. >> you have to raise additional revenues. there are ways of doing that. >> republicans always put revenue on the table. democrats always promise to cut spending. we never cut spending. what i'm looking for is more revenue for entitlement reform. >> the house speaker has called for a short term fix to overt the fiscal cliff so congress can work on a bigger deal in 2013. they naed to cut out a package that includes revenue hikes and spending cuts by the end of the year. >> americans have been out shopping early and often. almost 140 million kmers hit the stores or shopped online between thursday and sunday. that's up 6% from last year. >> almost a quarter billion shoppers will have been online or in stores. shopping started earlier than ever and in spite of the employee protests, the early opening paid off. according to the national retail federation, more than 35 million shopped on thanksgiving. black friday was big, too, 89 million braved the crowds in search of those hard to beat par begins. up
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
security, for entitlements we need to look at medicare and medicaid. >> joining to us talk about that and more is alan krueger, chairman of the council of economic advisers. can you help us interpret what jay carney just said? a lot of republicans have gone into this debate and discussion saying, you want more in taxes but in the same time we have to have entitlement reform. is he taking that off the table, mr. krueger? >> the president has pursued a balanced approach all along. he's had entitlement reform on the table. if you look at budgets, there are tough decisions there relating to health care costs, which are driving our deficits. additional revenue from upper income earners. >> medicare is still on the table when it comes to discussions about the fiscal cliff but not social security? what exactly are we talking about? >> as jay carney said, social security is not a driver of of the deficit. we need to focus on what has created the problems we're facing. those are rapid growth and health care costs and tax cuts for the very wealthy, which the nation can't afford. >> i get t
FOX Business
Nov 26, 2012 9:20am EST
to entitlements, medicare and social security. they are also going to address spending in ways that democrats are not going to be happy about. so everybody is going to have to sort of cave here, it would seem. stuart: there has to be compromise on the other side as well as republicans on tax. maybe the democrats have to compromise on entitlement reform at some point. they haven't yet. sandra: grover norquist has already come out and said nobody is caving here, if they do, it is just a trap the republicans are falling into. and this is going to be horrible for republicans, especially in the next election. liz: he also pointed out that george h.w. bush won gulf war one and then really lost reelection. the berlin wall fell under george hw and then lost reelection because he broke read my lips. norquist says in the republican brand you don't raise taxes. as for entitlement reform, democrats, many says we don't need entitlement reform, we want entitlements to be solvent, that's the issue there. stuart: the president will be on the road this week. i don't doubt for one moment he will keep pushing h
CBS
Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
behind closed doors. a democratic senator says his side is willing to discuss reform of medicare and medicaid. >> the math just doesn't work anymore. not because the programs are bad but because thank goodness we're living longer. >> republicans are signalling they're open to compromise but so far, they still oppose the president's idea to raise taxes on the wealthy. instead, republican leaders want to limit tax deductions and loopholes without an agreement. across-the-board tax hikes will take effect on january 1 without an agreement. here's a breakdown of what would happen. for households earning 20 to $40,000, the tax increase would be $1,200. for householder, 40 to $64,000, the tax hike would be $2,000. and with those incomes of $64,000 up to 6 figures, it would be a $3,500 tax increase. >>> it's not all dire economic news. retailers are still looking for workers this holiday season. why that's encouraging news for businesses. >>> and some amazing video from a jewelry store. a toddler leaves justifies before a car crashes in. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, steady improvement in hiring. but
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am EST
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FOX Business
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm EST
that medicare will no longer reimburse them for hospital infections, meaning the incentive is now there for hospitals to clean up their act. >> you know from the past i have not been the biggest fan of all the healthcare provisions, but like everything, there's the good with the bad. one of the great provisions i think they put in this bill, and we are selfishly uniquely poised to capitalize on this, hospitals will no longer be reimbursed and need to report on the healthcare related infections. it is getting much greater scrutiny which will be better in reducing costs and improving care. liz: you are in hca hospitals? >> yes, we are. liz: why isn't everyone getting signed up with this product? >> it is just getting cleared -- just cleared in california. just bringing to market right now. just got into a big ambulance system in tennessee this morning. liz: i have to ask you a question, doctor ties as in the ties they wear as they bend over a patient, the 20th patient of the day and that tie has some type of infection on it in many cases, isn't that a root of the cause of these infe
CBS
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
warner is part of the gang and says democrats are willing to put entitlements like medicaid and medicare on the negotiating table. >> the math just doesn't work anymore. not because the programs are bad, but because thank goodness, we're living a lot longer. >> reporter: republicans are also signaling they're more open to compromise. many in the house are distancing themselves from a no-tax increase pledge they signed. they say they'll agree to raising tax revenue by limiting deductions for the wealthy. >> without compromising our principles, we put skin on the game and recognition of the fact that while democrats don't run this town, neither do we. >> reporter: but the two sides remain far apart on the main sticking point. republicans oppose any increase in tax rates for the wealthy. the president refuses to sign any legislation extending the current tax rates to the top 2% of earners. the president's been in negotiations with house speaker john boehner and has said he's willing to put almost anything on the table except social security. he wants to deal with that separately next year,
PBS
Nov 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
is that there is deep disagreement over whether entitlement programs like social security and medicare should be on the table right now or not, and the disagreement is sharpest over social security. darren gersh takes a look at why. >> reporter: the number-two man in the senate democratic leadership argues any fix for social security's finances should come after the immediate challenge is out of the way. >> i think we should take social security off the table for the current fiscal cliff and deficit discussion, but be very honest about what we're going to achieve in the near term. >> reporter: republicans pushed back, arguing social security is part of the deficit problem because it is no longer taking in enough in taxes to cover the benefits it pays out. social security makes up the difference by cashing in special treasury bonds it holds in its trust fund. but conservatives point out the money to redeem those bonds comes from taxpayers. >> it is money that is coming out of general revenue that is going into social security that reduces the amount of revenue that is available for everything
FOX
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it is not yet clear when the lawmakers and the president will meet next. even if some progress is made this week. a final deal can be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline. i would be pleasantly surprised to see it, a deal emerge earlier than the end of the year. but we will see. >>> that was athena jones reporting. >> they suggest if a compromise is not reached. californians could be slapped with new taxes and the state could be thrown into a $11 billion deficit. >> house of representatives could sleet next week. it would expand the number of visas for science and technology students from other countries and make it easier for those students to bring the families to the u.s. house proposal would allow family members to come to the u.s. one year after they applied for the green cards. they say it is a bill to a stepping stone of immigration reform. opponents say the increase for visas for technology student would be upset by elim
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 9:00am EST
? some down payment. the second act is some clear indication of what to do with medicare and defense stocks. they have to give a clear indication otherwise there's going to be some kind of credit downgrades in the months going into 2013. how about the greek deal? i fell out of my chair. this is a default in all but name. look at this. an extension of the loans for 15 years. 15 years. $245 billion of loans. deferral of interest payments for ten years. deferred for ten years. and a reduction in interest rates. imagine this. you have a 30-year mortgage at 3%. now instead of a 30-year mortgage you have a 45-year mortgage. instead of 3% you're paying 2%. how about no interest payments for the next ten years on your 30-year mortgage? that's the deal the greeks just signed. it's staggering because what's happening here is don't call it a default. it's not a default. it's a restructuring. the fact is this is the first step on forgiveness of the debt. they're not officially forgiving any debt. don't say that. they'll freak out on you. the fact is that the next step from here is going out into
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
to come to the table and perhaps give in on entitlement reform on medicare, medicaid, and some of these other programs that have really been sacrosanct to the democratic party. >> and just very quickly, mark, we're seeing a lot of public rhetoric, but there are talks, negotiations going on between the staffs of all these politicians in washington. is that pretty much how it works? we get the upfront and behind the scenes is where they do the real work? >> we'll show the photo-ops when we see president obama and the congressional leaders get together like we did on november 16th. really the hard work is done by the staff on capitol hill, and from the white house. we saw that happen over the thanksgiving week. it was not as productive as some people had hoped. but, we are getting to the point right now, 35 days until the fiscal cliff, deb, and they have to reach an agreement. there's still plenty of time left for an agreement to be reached. we're not quite there, but we're getting close. >> mark preston for us. thanks so much. >>> 32 minutes past -- 33 minutes past the hour. poli
CNBC
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am EST
it doesn't do is address medicare. and yet the ryan compromise is on the table. so those are the things i would start with. but importantly, just having an expense reduction and trying to rein in our deficit isn't going to solve any of our future problems, and certainly not entitlement. you've got to create a growth commission. and what the growth commission would do is to determine what is needed, what are the -- what's the environment needed to cause our gdp to grow at 3% to 4% instead of 1% to 2%. and they would address things like tax reform, education, immigration, all things that effect the economy. thirdly, there's $1.5 trillion overseas as we know on corporate balance sheets that's not going to come to the united states unless we allow it to come at less than 35% tax rate. what i would do is have a 10% surcharge to bring that money back home. >> is that a one-time holiday? >> i'll get to that. and that would bring in immediately $100 billion to $150 billion which should only be used to reduce the deficit. but i would then permanently put in and tell the growth commission comes out
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
of legislation. >> medicare alone is 42 trillion unfunded. social security 20.5 trillion. and then you add the 16 that we know about to that. none of these are in black and white those first two that i mentioned. you add it all together, 86.8. >> a lot depends on what happens to medical care. i mean, one thing that could change these estimates tremendously, find a cure for alle alzheimer's. you'll change the estimated how much spending you have to do. if you think over time, many of these forecasts long term forecasts assume no fundamental powerful change. >> find a cure for cancer and everybody livesoff 100. >> but alzheimer's is a very expensive disease. >> but anything that extends life in an expensive way will be -- net i don't think it's cheaper. >> these budget problems are fixable problems that the united states has decided not to fix. this is the decision we're making through our political process. the decision is we're just going to fix it enough to get by another year. we're not going to fix on a grand bargain basis. >> will it pay if we get little bargains over the next ten years? is t
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00pm EST
understand medicare say bigger problem than social security but it's all part of the same discussion in the end. >> yes, exactly it is. look, social security is not solvent over 75-year window. it's solvent for a reasonably short period of time but it needs more money to pay the benefits it's promised. either benefits have to be cut or revenue has to be increased. whatever -- however they describe the tract that negotiation is on, it is part of the long-term entitlement challenge washington and congress has to solve. >> all right. see if we could really be worried about them talking about taking it off the table. >>> fears of the fiscal cliff we're talking about right now, weak demand dragging down energy prices today. sharon epperson at the nymex. >> oil prices are falling waiting for more news to come out of the recent range. we are looking at a decline in crude oil, the wti contract and brent crude prices. the fact we're still waiting for a deal in greece, the fact we're waiting for major economic news here in the u.s. and the fact we're still waiting to see what wloo this truce h
NBC
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
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